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Fla. man executed in boy's rape, murder

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Updated: 2/12 9:28 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A man has been executed in Florida for raping and killing a 9-year-old boy 18 years ago, a death that spurred the victim's parents to press nationwide for stronger sexual predator confinement laws.
Authorities say 46-year-old Juan Carlos Chavez was pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison.
Chavez abducted Jimmy Ryce at gunpoint after the boy got off a school bus on Sept. 11, 1995, in rural southwestern Miami-Dade County. Testimony showed Chavez raped the boy, shot him when he tried to escape, then dismembered his body.
Ryce's parents turned the tragedy's pain into a push for stronger U.S. laws regarding confinement of sexual predators and improved police procedures in missing child cases.

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David Brooks - 2/13/2014 8:02 AM
2 Votes
Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish!

wishmistress - 2/13/2014 2:57 AM
2 Votes
Hopefully this poor little baby and his family can finally have some peace. RIP now, little one.

GrammyBoomFire - 2/12/2014 6:29 PM
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All Sexual PREDATORS should either be executed or get life in prison. Even if the predator does not murder the child physically, they have murdered their mind and spirit, inflicting a wound carried for a lifetime ...... I can think of nothing more vile that the sexual abuse of an innocent child. It is the only way to stop this evil !!!!

GUS11 - 2/12/2014 12:20 PM
3 Votes
If its to expensive, I'll pay for the drugs, or the electric bill. Hurry up and bury this non human.

warpsix - 2/12/2014 11:56 AM
2 Votes
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the cost for the drugs used in lethal injection is $86.08. Granted we are Florida so the cost maybe different. I say get a bottle of Drano it may hurt a little more but what he did deserves pain and lots of it.

coldhardfacts - 2/12/2014 11:52 AM
1 Vote
This guy needs to fry and fry soon

Old Dog - 2/12/2014 11:36 AM
3 Votes
This pile of human waste should have been executed a long time ago, little Jimmy only got to live 9 years of his life, yet the animal who raped and killed him has been waiting 18 years to die, twice the time this child got to live. This is not justice, this is a sad joke on the families of those who suffer and who sometimes wait lifetimes for the justice they deserve. It is time to start, in fact demand that violent criminals are executed in a timely manner. In my opinion they should only get two chances to appeal their conviction and then a swift death should follow and all of that should happen no more than 5 years from the date of their conviction. That would be true justice and might serve to put some fear into the hearts and minds of those animals who commit violent crimes.
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